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Health Directory

Directory

The directory is intended as a useful list of sites that have been recommended to us over an extended period of time.

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A

Accident Prevention

Age Concern
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
AIDS/HIV
Alzheimer's
Allergies

Arthritis
Asthma

Ataxia

B Bereavement
Blind/Visually Impaired

Benefits

Blood Pressure

C Cancer
Carers
Counseling
D Deaf and hearing disorders
Depression
Diabetes
Disabled
Drug and Substance Misuse
E Eating disoders
Elderly

Endometriosis
Epilepsy

Ethics
F G Glaucoma H Heart

High Blood Pressure
Hospitals & Clinics

Hypertension

I Incontinence Immunisation J K L Leukaemia
Local Council
M Mentally Handicapped N NHS related O Osteoporosis
P Parkinson's disease
Parent support
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Q R Rape
Relate
Resuscitation
Rheumatology/Joint
Problems
S Samaritans
Smoking

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

T Tuberous Sclerosis
Travellers & Holidaymakers
U V Victim support W Women's aid

Women's Health

X,Y,Z

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Self-Help & Support Groups
A good site for looking at UK based support groups

Directory of UK Self Help Groups
This is an excellent site to find Support groups in the UK.


Accident Prevention - an NHS in Hertfordshire site

Age Concern

Local Age Concern Luton
17a Manchester Street
LUTON LU1 2QB
Phone: 01582 456812
National Age Concern England
Astral House
1268 London Road
London SW16 4ER
Information Line on 0800 009966, seven days a week from 7am to 7pm. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the Information Line via Typetalk.
Web site http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/

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AIDS/HIV and Sexual Health

Local
National
Websites Terence Higgins Trust
http://www.tht.org.uk/
AIDS Education and Research AVERT
http://www.avert.org/
Playing safely - The NHS guide to sexually transmitted infections

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Local
National Al-Anon-Family Groups for Relatives of Alcoholics
020 7403 0888

Alcoholics Anonymous
0845 769 7555

Alcohol Concern
01222 488000

Drinkline National Alcohol Helpline
0845 320202

Narcotics Anonymous
0171 730 0009

Websites Alcohol Concern
Alcohol Concern's home page

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Allergies

Web site British Allergy Foundation

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Alzheimer's

Local
National Alzheimer's Disease Society
0845 300 0336
Websites Alzheimer's Disease Society
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

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Arthritis

Local
National Arthritis Research Campaign
Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
0870 850 5000

Websites Arthritis Research Campaign
http://www.arc.org.uk/

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Asthma

Local
National National Asthma Campaign
0845 7 01 02 03
http://www.asthma.org.uk/
Websites National Asthma Campaign http://www.asthma.org.uk/

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Ataxia

Web site Ataxia UK

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Benefits

Web site DirectGov - Money, tax and benefits

Department for Work and Pensions

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Bereavement

Local
National Cruse Bereavement Care
0870 167 1677
Young People between the age of 12 and 18 should call Freephone 0808 808 1677
Web site http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/

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Blind/Visually Impaired

National Royal National Institute for the Blind
0845-766 99 99
Web site http://www.rnib.org.uk/

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High Blood Pressure

National Blood Pressure Association
60 Cranmer Terrace
London
SW17 0QS

Telephone: 020 8772 4994
Membership Line: 020 8772 4983
International: +44 (0) 20 8772 4994
Fax : 020 8772 4999

Web site http://www.bpassoc.org.uk/

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Cancer

Local
National Macmillan Cancer Relief
Freephone 0808 808 2020, 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Cancer BACKUP
FREEPHONE HELPLINE: 0808 800 1234
Web sites Cancer BACKUP-Information and support, inc: treatments, counselling and resources
Cancer Help http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/
Cancer advice
Leukaemia Research Fund
Lymphoma Forum and Lymphoma Association
Macmillan Cancer Relief
The Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
The Breast Cancer Book Site
The Cancer Research Campaign
UK Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
UKCCSG - United Kingdom Children's Study Group
Worldwide Cancer Sites

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Carers

Local Carers in Bedfordshire
01234 214914
http://www.carersinbeds.co.uk/

Central Bedfordshire Council
0300 300 8036
carers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/

National CARERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
20/25 Glasshouse Yard,
London,
EClA 4JT
Tel 020 7490 8818
Web sites

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Counseling

Local
National
Web sites

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Deaf and Hearing Disorders

Local
National Royal National Institute for Deaf People RNID
Tel: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
Fax: 020 7296 8199
19-23 Featherstone Street,
London
EC1Y 8SL
Web sites http://www.rnid.org.uk/

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Depression

Local
National Mind,
15 -19 Broadway,
London
E15 4BQ
Tel. 020 8519 2122
Web sites http://www.mind.org.uk/

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Diabetes

Local
National Diabetes UK - Central Office,
10 Parkway,
London
NW1 7AA
Tel 020 7424 1000
Web sites British Diabetic Association

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Disabled

Local
National Disabled Living Foundation
380 - 384 Harrow Road,
London.
W9 2HU
Helpline - 0845 130 9177
text phone 0870 603 9176

Contact a Family, 209-211 City Road, London EC1V 1JN
Tel 020 7608 8700 Fax 020 7608 8701
Helpline 0808 808 3555 or Textphone 0808 808 3556 Freephone for parents and families (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
e-mail: info@cafamily.org.uk

Web sites http://www.dlf.org.uk/
dial UK - disability info Contact A Family - for families with disabled children - http://www.cafamily.org.uk/

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Drug and Substance Misuse

Local
National
Web sites D-2K - hit our street & get the drugs low-down
Trashed
Turning Point - drugs & alcohol

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Eating disorders

Local
National The Eating Disorders Association
103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
NR1 1DW
Adult Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (open 8:30 to 20:30 weekdays)
Youthline: 0845 634 7650 (open 16:00 to 18:30 weekdays)
Text-phone Service: 01603 753322 (open 8:30 to 20:30 weekdays)
Web sites http://www.edauk.com/

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Elderly

Local Age Concern Luton
17a Manchester Street
LUTON LU1 2QB
Phone: 01582 456812
National Age Concern England
Astral House
1268 London Road
London SW16 4ER
Information Line on 0800 009966, seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the Information Line via Typetalk.
Web site http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/

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Endometriosis

Local
National National Endometriosis Society
50 Westminster Palace Gardens
Artillery Row
London
SW1P 1RL
FREEPHONE 0808 808 2227
Web sites http://www.endo.org.uk/

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Epilepsy

Local
National British Epilepsy Association
New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive
Yeadon
LEEDS
LS19 7NW
Freephone Helpline : 0808 800 5050

National Society for Epilepsy
The National Society for Epilepsy
Chesham Lane
Chalfont St Peter
Bucks
SL9 0RJ
Tel: 01494 601300
Helpline: 01494 601400
Web site British Epilepsy Association www.epilepsy.org.uk/

National Society for Epilepsy

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Ethics

Web site Christian Medical Fellowship - Ethics

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Glaucoma

Web site International Glaucoma Association

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Heart

Local
National British Heart Foundation
14 Fitzhardinge Street
London
W1H 6DH
Telephone 020 7935 0185
Web sites http://www.bhf.org.uk/

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Hospitals and Clinics

Local Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
Lewsey Road
Luton
LU4 0DZ
Telephone 01582 49 11 22

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Road
Bedford
MK42 9DJ
Web sites Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
Bedford Hospital

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Incontinence

Local
National Incontact
United House
North Road
London
N7 9DP
Tel 0870 770 3246

The Continence Foundation
307 Hatton Square
16 Baldwins Gardens
London
ECIN 7RJ
0845 345 0165 Monday to Friday, 9:30am to1:00 pm
Web sites Incontact
The Continence Foundation

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Immunisation

Local
National
Web sites http://www.immunisation.org.uk/

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Leukaemia

Local
National Leukemia Research Fund
43 Great Ormond Street,
London,
WC1N 3JJ
Telephone 020 7405 0101
Websites www.leukaemia-research.org.uk

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Local Council

Websites Caddington Parish Council
Luton Borough Council
Luton First

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Mentally Handicapped/Learning Difficulties

Local Luton Mencap
Avondale Hall
52 Avondale Road
Luton
LU1 1DJ
Telephone: 01582 727055
National Mencap,
123 Golden Lane,
London
EC1Y 0RT
Telephone: 020 7454 0454
Web sites http://www.mencap.com/

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Migraine

Local Luton Mencap
Avondale Hall
52 Avondale Road
Luton
LU1 1DJ
Telephone: 01582 727055
National Mencap,
123 Golden Lane,
London
EC1Y 0RT
Telephone: 020 7454 0454
Web sites The Migraine Trust

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NHS Related

NHS

The main NHS web site can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/ This is the official gateway to National Health Service organisations on the Internet. This site connects you to your local NHS servicesand provides national information about the NHS

  • what it does,
  • how it works, and
  • how to use it.

If you are looking for health advice or information, please go to NHS Direct online. This is a 24 hour helpline.

NHS Direct






Web sites Bedfordshire NHS

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority

Health Promotion England Home Page

NHS Direct

The National Health Service

The National Health Service - Search for local NHS services

Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT

Beds & Herts Ambulance & paramedics Service NHS Trust

NHS Information Authority

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Osteoporosis

Websites National Osteoporosis Society

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Websites Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

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Parkinson's disease

National Parkinsons Disease Society
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road,
London SW1V 1EJ
Helpline (freephone): 0808 800 0303 (Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm)
Websites http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
http://james.parkinsons.org.uk/
Parkinsons Disease Society

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Parent support.

National Parentline
0808 800 22 22
Websites Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Caddington Toddler Group
ChildcareLink
Breastfeeding Network
La Leche League Great Britain
Mumsnet - product reviews and parenting advice and tips by parents for parents
National Childbirth Trust
Parentalk

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Rape

Local Watford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre
C/O CVS,
149 The Parade,
Watford,
WD1 1NA
The Watford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre is a service for women - run by women. Helpline: 01923 241600 Mondays and Saturdays: 10am - 12 noon Wednesdays: 8pm - 10.30pm
National
Web sites

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Relate

Local Relate For Counselling in Luton
Luton
LU3 2NL
Telephone (01582) 492050
National Relate Central Office is at: Herbert Gray College,
Little Church Street,
RUGBY,
Warwickshire
CV21 3AP
Telephone: (lo-call) 0845 456 1310
or 01788 573241.
Website http://www.relate.org.uk/

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Relate

Local Relate For Counselling in Luton
Luton
LU3 2NL
Telephone (01582) 492050
National Relate Central Office is at: Herbert Gray College,
Little Church Street,
RUGBY,
Warwickshire
CV21 3AP
Telephone: (lo-call) 0845 456 1310
or 01788 573241.
Website http://www.relate.org.uk/

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Resuscitation

Web site Resuscitation Council (UK) website

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Samaritans

Local 33 Cardiff Road,
LUTON,
Bedfordshire
LU1 1PP
Telephone 01582 720666
National National Helpline
08457 90 90 90
Web site http://www.samaritans.org.uk/

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Smoking

Web site Giving up smoking
http://www.ash.org.uk/
QUIT The UK Charity that helps people give up smoking - 0800 00 22 00

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Web site Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

National The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Artillery House
11-19 Artillery Row
London
SW1P 1RT
Helpline: 0870 787 0554
Web site http://www.sids.org.uk/

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Information for Travellers and Holidaymakers

Department of Health's advice for travellersDepartment of Health Travellers Advice





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Tuberous Sclerosis

Web site Tuberous Sclerosis Association, UK

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Victim support

Local

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Women's aid

Local
National WAFE (Women's Aid Federation England)
PO Box 391
Bristol
BS99 7WS
0117 944 4411
Helpline 08457 023 468

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Women's Health

Web http://www.nhsinherts.nhs.uk/hp/health_topics/womens_health/womens_health.htm

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